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Apr. 27th, 2008

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What do you call the kitchen appliance that keeps food cold?

Honest and smart-alecky answers both welcome.

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From:q_pheevr
Date:April 27th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
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A window.

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From:ipslore
Date:April 27th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
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A fridge.
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From:vakkotaur
Date:April 27th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Refrigerator or fridge, very occasionally refer (reefer) or even ref'rator (reefer-ator). I do recall at least one grandparent saying "icebox."
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From:darksasami
Date:April 27th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
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The fridge. Or the refrigerator.

I did have a grandmother who said "icebox" as well, but she also was from New York and had some kind of accent that showed up when she said "bottles".
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From:silverscalenaga
Date:April 27th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
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fridge
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From:growly
Date:April 27th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Refridgerator. I can't think of what else it could possible be called. o_o
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From:deckardcanine
Date:April 27th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Some say "Frigidaire," despite the brand specificity. Much as some say "Coke" for any cola.
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From:kit_ping
Date:April 27th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Fridge, refrigerator, occasional "frigerater", and (more and more often) "No no no, Timothy, get out of there".
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From:toonygal
Date:April 29th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Yeah! Frigerater!
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From:michaelmink
Date:April 27th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Refrigerator, almost invariably, though when the a-eMum got very tired, she had a tendency to say "icebox," along with "dustbin," "lift," and other Anglo-Irish usages.
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From:electronin
Date:April 27th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Stampy McKnucklesquasher
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 27th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Microwave.
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From:darksasami
Date:April 27th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
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That's why you're supposed to turn the TV dinner around halfway through.
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From:nefaria
Date:April 27th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
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The rassafrackafrigafreezer.
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From:octan
Date:April 28th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
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Ozy's mom.

That actually sounds rather dirty if you don't know the context.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 28th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
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OK, you're gonna have to explain that, or point me to the relevant strips.
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From:octan
Date:April 28th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
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Link!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 28th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
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I'd forgotten that one!
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From:kaliko_t_kat
Date:April 28th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
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Depends how old you are also..some call it an icebox
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From:discopanda
Date:April 28th, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)
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Well, that's how the original ones worked. No compressor, no coils on the back, no motor, no cord. It was basically a huge box, which you put a couple big chunks of ice into the bottom section of, and food into the top section of. (Hence "Ice Box") When the ice eventually melted, you replaced it. (As I understand, one common source of ice was to cut it out of a nearby river during the winter, and then store it in some sort of building (an "Ice House") until needed.)

Sometimes you even see old iceboxes that've been converted to refrigerators by having compressors, coils, etc. installed into them at some time or another.

I also hear that there're old mid-'30s GE Monitor-Top refrigerators out there still in use that've never needed any sort of service in the entire time since they were built, but that's going off topic...
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From:tracerj
Date:April 28th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
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The toaster. Damn thing broke.

Okay, so I replaced it today with a special toaster that has buttons for different kinds of toast. Like... holy crap, right? Electronic toasters with buttons, for cheap! Like the man says, it's a scientific lifestyle.
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From:timmowarner
Date:April 28th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
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Some folks call it a sling blade.

Edited at 2008-04-28 01:06 am (UTC)
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From:klepsydra
Date:April 28th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
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Some call it the gangster of love...
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From:kamesama
Date:April 28th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
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Un frigogidaire.

(context here, in french XD
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/famille%2Bplomb/video/x7beg_une-famille-en-plomb-en-entier_fun )
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 29th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
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Let me introduce you to an amazing invention called a refrigerator... er, or a fridge... um, or a frigidaire... or possibly an icebox... ummm...
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:April 29th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
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"Marge, can you set the oven to cold?"
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